Man wounded in shooting at Bellevue apartment charged with robbery

Maurice Hatcher (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have sworn out an especially aggravated robbery warrant against a man involved in Thursday’s shooting at a Bellevue apartment complex.

The shooting happened at 3 a.m. at the Bellevue Heights Apartments on Amberwood Circle.

When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Newton Morgan on the ground and spotted a blood-stained Nissan Sentra attempting to leave the complex.

The car belonged to Morgan, who was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Police say the Sentra got away and a chase ensued down Old Hickory Boulevard and onto Interstate 40, Interstate 440 and West End Avenue.

The car was later found at the emergency room of St. Thomas Hospital West where 19-year-old Maurice Hatcher was dropped off.According to a press release, the pursuit was discontinued due to the recklessness displayed by the Sentra’s driver.

Hatcher had been shot in the face. He was later transported to Vanderbilt’s hospital for treatment.

Police say the driver of the Sentra quickly fled and was found on fire at 9:20 a.m. at 18th Avenue North and Herman Street in North Nashville.

Police reported Hatcher was inadvertently shot by an accomplice during the robbery. He will be taken into police custody upon his discharge from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Morgan is recovering and remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information on the goings on at the apartment complex or information on the person responsible for setting fire to Morgan’s Nissan Sentra, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)